Portsmouth News - Portsmouth Sportsmail

Hammer blow as Pompey are pipped to promotion

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The Pompey History Society looks back at what was making the headlines in the Sports Mail on

May 8, 1993.

West Ham’s 2-0 win over Cambridge United at Upton Park meant Pompey were consigned to the playoffs despite coming from behind to beat Grimsby Town 2-1.

A bumper crowd of 24,955 turned out at Fratton Park in the hope of cheering Pompey to promotion.

Grimsby threatened to turn the afternoon into a nightmare, however, when Tony Daws’ high hit-andhope shot found its way into Alan Knight’s net on 32 minutes.

Pompey were unable to pierce the Grimsby defence until the 55th minute when Mark Chamberlai­n’s cross bobbled kindly to Ray Daniel, who knocked the ball over the line.

With eight minutes to go, great play by Paul Walsh, who had been presented

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